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or a spur to make change?
if you have a mortgage or not!
I did it and was unemployed for months. Not to put you off, like. Then again I am on the whole, massively unemployable.
I might just travel all round the country and visit people.
Been a weird month. Having some form of mini-crisis.
If I quit my job I run out of money within about 2 weeks so wouldn't be a wise move for me
If it's a temp type thing then it's probably no big loss.
If it's a career you quite like it may be a bit tricky.
There are no prospects at all.
Phase A) Of Plan Get Happy is sorted.
Phase B) Girls: Both the best and worst things in life?....is next
Possibly the most tricky, confusing, yet rewarding things ever.
My head hurts now.
but then again christmas is coming and I'll need money for that
plus i need to give a months notice. but this place is deadendcentral
cos Bristol is cool.
how does £400pcm, 40 hour weeks and far, far too much stress sound to you?
It was lovely.
basically been working in a steady office job for a couple of years, was being treated badly by my employers and just had enough. Spent the first week and abit relaxing, started writing abit more, then got together with a friend and we're putting on a few gigs at a venue now, we have The Holloways playing next month in a small seaside town where people go to die, so quite a good coup. Plus I'm in the process of starting up a really small label and trying to organise a release of a compilation album of new bands for early next year. I'm also going to start temping soon just to help pay the bills for abit. Leaving could work out to be the best thing I've done, on the other hand things could still go drastically wrong but I'll rather try and fail then regret not trying.
Initially I had no idea what I was going to do, I think I was, possibly still am going through a quater life crisis and was kind of scared about what may happen originally. I also never signed a contract with my old boss either and gave him 2 days notice that I was leaving.
Well, worry is more accurate.
- it worked for me. Pushed me to get away from the bitch from hell who was actually making my health and my relationships suffer. Took a month off bumming around under the pretence of looking for a new job (first time in my life, ever) then started work again with no problems.
but I'd be too lazy to find a new job, and pretty soon I'd be living in a box underneath Waterloo bridge.
I'm considering this, the moral of where i work is really low. I don't enjoy it anymore.
I could earn more elsewhere, but I have to give 2 months notice which makes looking for jobs difficult.
I have been tempted just to resign, and if I don't get a job within those 2 months then temp until I do.
I also have enough savings not to work for around 8 or 9 months. But I don't really want to eat into that.
I'm not sure what is really stopping me, I guess I just need the bottle to actually do it.
I did it.
It feels GOOD.
My experience and that of some of my friends is that it's a great way to stumble into areas that you might never have considered previously.
... once out of shear desperation and gave them extended notice, and while I had months of worry, it did force me to make the break I needed. However be warned that recruiters always look for unexplained gaps in the cv - partly to see if you have a story to tell and partly to see if you're honest. Going to another country at least once in your life/career is one of the most rewarding things you can ever do.
I freaked myself out a bit but it was better than working for fuckwits. I went to Thailand (a holiday that had already been organised) and came back and temped for awhile while trying to work out what to do next.
Make sure you have cash to fall back on, that's my advice.
Its always easier to get a job while you are working. Remember that.
The best thing I ever did.
Maybe I'm just lucky, but it gave me time to get in the right frame of mind and find the job I love.
I get stressed out by what I do now, but nothing like I did when I was working the shitty job I had for 5 years.
Even if it costs money you'll have forgotten about that in 3 months.
Life's too short to piss about thinking what you should do.
Do what you want.